This drama centers on Hank Chinaski, the fictional alter-ego of "Factotum" author Charles Bukowski, who wanders around Los Angeles, CA trying to live off jobs which don't interfere with his primary interest, which is writing. Along the way, he fends off the distractions offered by women, drinking and gambling.
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Juan David Restrepo
Bukowski is drunk, reads poetry, talks about life amongst other things. In all, it's interesting because Bukowski was such a good writer and you'll be pulled in.
I read all of Bukowski's work and loved the stuff, especially Post Office: A Novel by Charles Bukowski, Factotum by Charles Bukowski and Pulp by Charles Bukowski.
If you don't like Bukowski then you'll probably be bored out of your mind. Some people have trouble because he drank so much and lived in some shoddy place in L.A. Bukowski was also an admitted dipsomaniac and barfly. At least the guy was honest. I like a writer who is honest. You really do find honesty in Bukowski's work.
Bukowski is drunk, reads poetry, talks about life amongst other things.
You'll be pulled in.
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